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Fort Wayne offers fun, inexpensive vacation

Vacations can be expensive and the activities add up quickly. If you are living on a budget, like me, sometimes you have to get creative to find things to do. Luckily, Fort Wayne offers a number of fun, free activities. Read more >

IPFW Sculpture with Purpose adds life and fun to downtown Fort Wayne

This academic year marked the 50th anniversary of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). As part of their celebration, IPFW decided to do something to enhance the community that has seen it grow into the successful university it Read more >

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Do you like to bike, run or even walk? Then, you need to try out the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail in Northern Indiana. The trail is located in Elkhart County on an abandoned railroad corridor that dates back to 1888. Passenger Read more >

Be Active, See Indy!

What “rapper” lived in Lockerbie? What was in the middle of Monument Circle before the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument? And why is College Avenue called that anyway? You can learn the answer to these questions and much more while enjoying Read more >

Experience Aviation Up Close at Columbus Municipal Airport

I fondly remember going to the airport with my parents, nose pressed up against the giant window, trying to get a really good look at the huge airplanes. But because of tighter security measures at major airports across the country, it’s Read more >

So Much to Do at Spring Mill State Park

Last month my fellow Indiana Insider blogger Erik wrote a post about Mitchell, Indiana’s plans to celebrate Gus Grissom’s 50th anniversary in space. The events all take place this weekend (Friday, July 22-Sunday, July 24). Family commitments are keeping my family from Read more >

Get Fit with the Indiana State Parks 2011 Fitness Challenge

If you read the Indiana Insider regularly, and my posts in particular, then it will come as no surprise that state parks are my favorite way to “Visit Indiana.”  They contain so much of our state’s natural beauty, they are very affordable, Read more >

Hiking, biking, fishing, boating; Brookville Lake has it all.

Brookville Lake is a beautiful lake situated in southern Indiana that encompasses over 5,000 acres, surrounded by beautiful wooded scenery and camp grounds. A great place for camping, fishing, hunting, boating and other water sports, Brookville Lake is the perfect Read more >

Freedom Field: Where everyone can play

As you approach Freedom Field in Columbus, Indiana, it appears out of a sea of soccer fields like a mirage of childhood wonderment.  This innovative 1.5 acre playground inspired a chorus of “oohs” and “aahs” from my 3-year-old nephew when Read more >

Reasons to “Hope” in September

If you spend any time in rural Indiana, there may be moments when you feel as though someone should be playing John Mellencamp’s “Small Town” as your own personal soundtrack.  I had one of those moments during a recent trip Read more >